Simon wrote this about his relationship with the actress Carrie Fisher, whom he married a few months before the album was released. The nuptials were clearly on his mind:Two people were married
The act was outrageous
The bride was contagious
Simon and Fisher each became wildly famous in their early 20s, he in the mid-'60s with Simon & Garfunkel, and she in the late '70s as Princess Leia (Fisher was born into stardom: she was but the daughter of Hollywood stars Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher). Their union was passionate and tumultuous, as both were very strong-willed creative types. "Hearts And Bones" finds Simon putting this crazy love affair into song:Their hearts and their bones
And they won't come undone
The couple did come undone in 1984, but they later reconciled even after their divorce, and spent a few more years together. Other songs Simon wrote dealing with his relationship with Fisher include "Allergies" and "She Moves On."
Mike - Swansea, MA